The Toyota Allex is a five-door hatchback manufactured and marketed by the Japanese carmaker Toyota to replace the Sprinter sedan in the Japanese market from 2001 to 2004.
History of the Toyota Allex
The station wagon model is called the Corolla Fielder in Japan and the five-door hatchback is called the Corolla RunX, launched in 2001. The Toyota Allex is a five-door hatchback that replaced the Sprinter sedan, a badge-engineered version of the Corolla RunX. The Allex was exclusive to Toyota Netz Store locations, while the Corolla RunX was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store locations. DM Corolla RunX trim levels are RunX X (1500 cc 1NZ-FE engine), RunX S (1800 cc 1ZZ-FE engine), and RunX Z as well as RunX Z Aero (1800 cc 2ZZ-GE engine). The first two of three JDM Allex trim levels were not differentiated with a visual badge but offered similar packages to the RunX with the base model featuring the 1500 cc 1NZ-FE engine, the middle range featuring the 1800 cc 1ZZ-FE engine, and the Allex RS180 featuring the 1800 cc 2ZZ-GE engine. Allex models offered a different color range and had minor styling differences to the RunX, such examples include the plastic trim above the license plate area being chrome as opposed to body color like on the RunX. Interior cloth patterns also differed from the RunX. All RunX and Allex models featured ABS and driver/passenger airbags as well as all auto windows and tinted rear glass as standard. The RunX X and Allex (base) models featured 14" steel wheels with optional alloys, optional side, front, and rear skirting, automatic or manual gearbox options, and manual A/C. RunX S and Allex (mid-range) models featured 15" steel wheels with optional 16" alloys, optional side, front, and rear skirting, automatic or manual gearbox options, optional front fog lamps, and manual or automatic climate-controlled A/C. RunX Z, Z Aero, and Allex RS180 models featured 15" steel wheels or optional 16" alloys, optional (but mostly purchased as standard) side, front, and rear skirting, and automatic climate-controlled A/C as standard. These models offered an extra 4-speed tiptronic automatic or 6-speed manual transmission, opposing the rest of the lineup.
The price range for a used Toyota Allex varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $2,400 and going to $9,420 for the latest year the model was manufactured.
Features of the Toyota Allex
Polished and sporty, the Toyota Allex alludes to the design of European vehicles that adds to its overall appeal. Similar in a number of ways to its brother the Toyota RunX, the design of the Allex slightly differs in how it has a mesh-shaped front grille as well as a differently designed front bumper. As the Allex has its own range of grades, additional standard and optional features included with the Allex range from a rear spoiler and privacy and UV cut glass and remote controlled exterior mirrors through to dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, and low emission exhaust system.
Specs and Performance of the Toyota Allex
- 1,500 cc 1NZ-FE engine
- 1,800 cc 2ZZ-GE engine
The Toyota Allex's 1.5-liter engine delivers 107 hp (79 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 103 lb-ft (141 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm. Toyota marketed the Allex as a front-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicle, and it was available with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Toyota Allex accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (0–97 kph) in 12 seconds with a top speed of 115 mph (185 kph). Dimension-wise, the Toyota Allex measures 4,181 mm (156.5 in) long, 1,709 mm (67.3 in) wide, and 1,481 mm (58.3 in) high.
Its wheelbase measures 2,601 mm (102.4 in) and has a curb weight of 2,491 lbs (1,130 kg).
The Toyota Allex, a sleek 5-door hatchback released in 2001, provided drivers with an elegant and reliable ride for three years until its discontinuation in 2004.